As the seasons change, I’m sorting through old clothes and hunting for the next size up at the thrift stores! It’s easy to find clothes with small holes & stains that no one wants, so I drew up three different pocket options to cover them up. This is also a great way to use up fabric scraps if you have some leftovers from a favorite print; I had fun highlighting these cute animal prints that Riley Blake Designs sent over from their new line Under the Canopy ( shop for it on Etsy).
These pockets are all the perfect size for pocket kitties! This is another free pattern on my site, go check out more details here. This was my son’s favorite big cat print, I love the shade of pink.
Aren’t these sloths cute? I need to design a pocket sloth now!
Last, I used this pretty jungle print to sew up a kangaroo pocket, my daughter loves stashing things in big pockets like this.
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The kangaroo pocket covered up some marker lines, no problem!
Makeup smudges are impossible to get out, but covering them up is easy!Last, tucking dried glitter glue away under big patch pockets only took a few minutes!
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How to sew a pocket
- Fabric fat quarters – shop for Under the Canopy fabric on Etsy
- Rotary cutter
- Free pocket template – I used these on size 5t clothes so you may need to adjust for smaller or larger sizes-sign up for my newsletter and get the free download once you confirm your subscription! If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the pattern with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library.
Step 1- Cut out 2 of each template and place right sides together. Step 2- Sew all the way around with 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ gap for turning. Clip the corners and take notches out of the curved bottom.
Step 3- Turn right side out, gently pressing the corners out with a pencil or similar tool. Top stitch all the way around the kangaroo pocket and topstitch the other two pockets’ openings.
Step 4- Position and pin the pockets on, sewing to attach them! For the patch and curved pocket, you’ll want to sew everything but the top. For the kangaroo pocket, youll want to sew everything except the diagonal sides. You’re done!